No Pipe open house draws a crowd

The provincial and federal environment ministers will be receiving lots of letters after a well-attended open house on Saturday organized by Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Approximately 300 people were at the No Pipe Open House throughout the afternoon, which was held at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou and included the opportunity to sign […]

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History repeats itself

Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, recently shared her reflections since the release of her book during environmental non-profit group Friends of Redtail Society’s annual general meeting on March 17. She said the inspiration for it came after a morning jog when the smell from the mill was particularly […]

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Friends of Northumberland Strait say Iain Rankin hasn’t done his homework on pulp effluent

PICTOU — A citizens group in Pictou County is urging the environment minister to do more homework with regards to Northern Pulp. Friends of the Northumberland Strait (FONS) want Iain Rankin to understand how the mill’s proposed new effluent treatment plan could impact the Northumberland Strait. FONS points to Rankin’s response to a concerned citizen […]

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Fishermen say pulp effluent does not fit with Nova Scotia Pure branding

A delegation of fishermen from Pictou County gathered outside the Halifax Convention Centre on Friday to let Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Keith Colwell know that Northern Pulp’s proposal to discharge pulp effluent into the Northumberland Strait does not fit with the Nova Scotia Pure branding he is promoting. “We cannot see how […]

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Fishermen’s associations reach impasse with Northern Pulp

NEW GLASGOW  – Nova Scotia and PEI fishermen’s associations announced at a meeting with Northern Pulp last week that they are suspending any further meetings until an alternative to the proposed plan to pipe pulp mill effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait is available for discussion. Since the proposal was announced last fall, the Gulf […]

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DSTN upkeep becoming a question of finances

TRENTON — The Liberals are hoping to generate interest in the former DSTN facility once again. With a two-year vacancy and the building in receivership, the government has been paying $150,000 a month to maintain the former DSME property in hopes that a buyer will come forward. Last Thursday, Geoff MacLellan, minister of Business, toured […]

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Stakeholders voice opposition to Strait pipe pulp mill option

PICTOU — Nearly 60 people gathered at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum on Sunday to hear concerns over Northern Pulp’s plan to extend an outflow pipe into the Northumberland Strait. Many of those who attended raised strong disapproval to the plan proposed to replace the treatment system at Boat Harbour with an on-site treatment facility whose […]

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Lodge manager buoyed by community support in wake of cancelled Christmas party

The general manager of Pictou Lodge Resort is comforted with the outpouring of community support he has received after a falling out with Northern Pulp. Wes Surrett said the mill at Abercrombie Point cancelled a staff Christmas party it had booked at the lodge for December 9 after learning Surrett made disparaging remarks about the […]

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